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The newest addition to Ocular's Crystal Touch line of PCAP touch panels measures 15.6-inches diagonally and has an outline of 356 by 223 mm along its perimeter. Unlike some PCAP displays that only support one or two simultaneous user touches, the 15.6-in. Crystal Touch display supports a true multi-touch interface with as many as 16 simultaneous touches. True multi-touch capabilities are critical to a number of applications such as
gaming, medical diagnostic equipment, industrial controls, food services,interactive maps and other systems that require simultaneous actions and
involve collaboration among multiple people.
"Projected capacitive touch panels have rapidly become the standard for a durable, engaging user interface. Now that we're expanding the viewing and touch surface area, we've dramatically extended the types of systems that could capitalize on such an interface," said Phil Spivey, president and CEO of Ocular. "In particular, we believe this will drive projected capacitive touch displays into even more applications. We have learned through customer feedback that people prefer this type of user interface. Now, increased size along with the rugged durability of these displays, make them a natural fit for applications where environmental conditions can be challenging and multiple people need to collaborate or run separate actions in parallel."
Due to its durable glass construction, the new 15.6-in. Crystal Touch is resistant to scratching, harsh chemicals and other contaminants. It operates
over an industrial temperature range from -30° to 70° C. The optical clarity of the projected capacitive panel is far superior to other types of touch
panels, such as resistive touch. The very thin, 1.6 mm profile of the panel makes it ideal for lightweight mobile devices, like tablet PCs.
"The new 15.6-in. projected capacitive touch panel from Ocular is breaking new ground in the market for engaging user interfaces, especially for
embedded systems," said Jon Kiachian, Sr. Marketing Director of Touch, AtmelCorporation. "As the largest touch panel currently in production using our maXTouchT controller, we expect that Ocular's Crystal Touch panels will be among the leaders in embedded systems in the years to come. We're excited about this collaboration with Ocular to bring more capacitive touchscreens to the market."
Pricing and Availability
The 15.6-in. Crystal Touch PCAP true multi-touch panel is currently available in sample quantities and will be available for volume shipments in
June 2011. Minimum volume pricing starts at $109.00 USD per unit. Integrated solutions that combine an optically bonded TFT display with a Crystal Touch panel are also available.
Ocular LCD, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a leading supplier of industrial touch panels and display products to the embedded technology
industry. Ocular's innovative technologies enable equipment manufacturers to quickly bring to market product solutions with leading-edge, touch-enabled display capabilities. In addition to products, Ocular's extensive knowledge and 25 years of experience allow the team to work closely with manufacturers to design display capabilities that meet the unique requirements of their applications, including the demands of extreme environments. Ocular's product realization services can combine customized displays and true multi-touch products into a fully integrated and tested turnkey product. To learn more about Ocular, please visit www.ocularlcd.com.
About Atmel maXTouch Technologies
With true unlimited touch functionality and stylus support, the maXTouch technology will enable exciting new applications, such as tablets, Netbooks
and MIDs. The microcontroller technology, combined with proprietary algorithms, offers a better touch experience for users of tablet and other
applications. The larger screen solution is an enhancement of existing maXTouch products that provide best-in-class configurability to exceed today's user interface requirements for applications such as tablets. For more information, visit http://www.atmel.com/products/touchscreens. To see
the latest Atmel maXTouch videos, visit the Atmel YouTube Channel at http://www.atmel.com/youtube or follow Atmel on Twitter @atmelcorporatio.
Bob Greenfield, G&A PR 972 254-2887 [email protected]